Ban on junk food advertising on the transport network (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6094
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If there must be an exceptions process, how will it be managed and resourced? Will it be steered by expert health advice, and will you reconsider having the exceptions process if it is impractical to manage?

Answers

Answer for Ban on junk food advertising on the transport network (2)
Ban on junk food advertising on the transport network (2)

Ban on junk food advertising on the transport network (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The exceptions process consists of a simple form to be completed by brands. The decision on whether to grant an exception is made by TfL, who have the ability to consult a panel which includes representatives from the national food alliance, Sustain, and the GLA’s food and health teams. TfL is monitoring the exceptions process and working proactively with brands and advertisers to ensure they fully understand the policy.

The exceptions process, and the Healthier Food and Drink Advertising Policy itself will be subject to ongoing independent evaluation to monitor its impact. A full review of the policy will take place in 2020.